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Encyclopaedia : or, A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature; constructed on a plan, by which the different sciences and arts are digested into the form of distinct treatises of systems ... (1798)

Author: Akin, James, ca. 1773-1846, engraver; Allardice, S. (Samuel), engraver; Barker, W. (William), fl. 1795-1803, engraver; Bowes, Joseph, engraver; Clarke, Thomas, engraver, engraver; Creed, William, engraver; Jones, Benjamin, fl. 1798-1815, engraver; Lawson, A. (Alexander), 1773-1846, engraver; Ralph, William, engraver; Scot, Robert, 1744?-1823, engraver; Shallus, Francis, engraver; Smither, James, 1741-1797, engraver; Thackara, James, 1767-1848, engraver; Trenchard, James, b. 1747, engraver; Vallance, J. (John), 1770-1823, engraver; Weston, Henry W., engraver; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. BRL; Boston Public Library) John Adams Library BRL
Volume: 2
Subject: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed by Thomas Dobson, at the stone house, no 41, south second street
Language: English
Call number: 39999046683429
Digitizing sponsor: Internet Archive
Book contributor: John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
Collection: johnadamsBPL; bostonpubliclibrary; americana
Notes: No title page or copyright. Very tight inner margins; some text lost, particularly in illustrations. pp. 245/246, 397/398 & 421/422 damaged in original copy (causing some distortion in text).

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First American edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, including the preface to the English edition. Based on the third edition of the Britannica, with many articles revised or re-written. Issued in parts, from 1790 to 1797. Title pages to all 18 volumes dated 1798. Cf. Evans 22486. Evans assigns a separate number to each volume as issued, and separate numbers (Evans 33676-33693) to each of the 18 volumes as issued in 1798

4 vol. supplement issued in 1803: Supplement to the Encyclopaedia, or Dictionary of arts, sciences and miscellaneous literature ... Illustrated with copperplates ... Philadelphia : Printed by Budd and Bartran for Thomas Dobson ..

For history and description of this edition, see Charles Evans, American bibliography, v. 8 (1916) p. 27-28, no. 22486

Printed marginalia

Includes appendix

All vols. include instructions to the printer for placing plates

V. 10 and v. 12 have unopened pages

Tables from v. 10 inserted at end of v. 11 by publisher

Errata on p. 704 of part 1 of supplement

Errata on p. [800] of v. 16

John Adams Library copy, v. 1, front of cover, inscribed: "His Excellency the Vice President of the United States."

John Adams Library copy, v. 2, back of cover, inscribed: "President."

John Adams Library copy has bookplate: John Adams Library, in the Custody of the Boston Public Library


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